Selecting Speaker Stands
When selecting speaker stands, there is a lot more to think about than just aesthetics. For anyone who cares about quality of sound – and the safety of their speakers – it’s important that the right speaker stands are selected, for the right reasons. One of the first things to think about when choosing speaker stands is weight rating. Speaker stands will feature a specific weight rating, which gives buyers an indication of how much weight they can safely hold. Before buying speaker stands, be sure to check the weight of the speakers, to ensure each stand can securely hold each speaker.
Next, it’s time to look at the construction material. Speaker stands will usually be made out of wood or steel, and both materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Hardwood speaker stands are not very common, and can be expensive – but they are durable, with good sound quality. Most wood speakers tend to be made from MDF with some sort of outer wrap. These are cheaper than steel, but are not always long-lasting. Steel stands are strong and durable, often featuring a hollow leg that can be filled with sand to improve stability and sound quality.
Another important factor to consider involves the top and bottom plate. To avoid scratching the speakers, choose a top plate with rubber feet rather than studs. The feet on the base should be rubber if the stand is to be placed on solid floors, or spiked if the stand is to be placed on carpets. It’s best to choose top and base plates that are of a sufficient size, to add extra stability, then think about the height of the speaker stands – they should place the speakers at around ear height. Lastly, look at cable management, making sure the stand offers suitable cable channels to manage speaker wires. Now, check out all the electronics stands and racks on offer on eBay to find that perfect set-up! From speakers and stands, to MP3 players and headphones, eBay has audio covered.